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Skidmore College
Intergroup Relations


Assistant or Associate Professor—Discipline Open /
Assistant or Associate Director of Intergroup Relations (Intergroup Relations)

Skidmore College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant or associate professor level, discipline open, with administrative duties in our Intergroup Relations Program. The successful candidate must have formal training in intergroup relations and, in addition to departmental responsibilities, will collaborate with the Director of Intergroup Relations to help deliver Skidmore's minor in intergroup relations. Ph.D. required at time of appointment, beginning in September 2013. Faculty rank and directorship title is commensurate with experience.

For interested candidates, the following information provides more specific details about the Intergroup Relations component of this position.


Primary teaching responsibilities will be within the candidate's home department or program; it is also expected that the candidate will teach at least one intergroup relations–designated course per academic year.

The scholarly area is open, but we are especially interested in candidates whose interests compliment Goal II of Skidmore's Strategic Plan, focused on intercultural and global understanding. Candidates with expertise in areas such as race and ethnicity, social identities (e.g. social class, nationality, religion, ability, gender, sexuality), global/Diaspora studies, and social justice are encouraged to apply.

Administrative responsibilities associated with this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborating with the Director of Intergroup Relations to provide leadership and vision around intergroup dialogue and social justice education programming for faculty, staff and students on campus, as well as to foster dialogue opportunities in the surrounding community.
  • Assisting with the development and expansion of our race-focused intergroup relations curriculum to include other social identities.
  • Providing support to intergroup relations faculty/staff as well as peer-facilitators, advisees, and students.
  • Collaborating with the director to monitor and assess the short and long-term impact of intergroup relations on student learning.

The successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:

  • A terminal degree and a record of academic achievement that merits a tenure-track appointment within an appropriate department or program at the college.  
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and advising, a strong record of publication in the candidate’s field and a commitment to undergraduate education at a liberal arts college.  
  • Proficiency with intergroup relations theory, intergroup dialogue pedagogy, social justice education and experiential teaching.  
  • Strong communication, team building, mentoring and leadership skills while interacting with diverse faculty, staff and student populations.
  • Effective administrative and organizational skills.

Application instructions:
To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 15, 2012. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references online to posting number 0000706 at Additional materials may be requested of applicants prior to interview. Additional materials may be requested of applicants prior to interview. Questions may be directed to: Kristie Ford (, Director of the Intergroup Relations Program, or Paty Rubio (, the Associate Dean of Personnel and Diversity.